Our immune system has special molecules that recognize good bacteria in our digestive system. Active communication is happening between our immune system and these bacteria that are alive inside of us. These bacteria live inside of us for our entire lives and teach our immune system to tolerate them for their beneficial effects.
This is one reason why probiotics are so helpful for many types of chronic pain – the bacteria help our immune system reduce the inflammatory response. This reduces our pain, and puts us at less risk for cancers, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
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